old town scottsdale mid-century tour.
by appointment | 2+ hours | $200 for groups up to 10
Join us for an insider walking tour of some of the best mid-century modern architecture in Old Town Scottsdale, along with our recommendations for the best places to see around town. Local expert Ace Bailey will be your guide as you explore Hotel Valley Ho and the charming Garden Apartment District next door. As the owner of Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours and a part of the talented concierge team at Hotel Valley Ho, she loves to share Scottsdale’s rich culture and architecture. Read on to learn more about this special architecture tour that's available by appointment and includes cocktails at ZuZu.
TAKE A TOUR WITH ACE
The day kicks off with a 90-minute Magical History Tour of Hotel Valley Ho’s incredible architecture and Hollywood past. The hotel opened in 1956 and is a true icon of mid-century modern design. In its heyday, it hosted an array of silver screen stars, who found that the paparrazzi wouldn't follow them all the way to sunny Scottsdale.
Up next is a behind-the-scenes look at the Garden Apartment District next to the hotel, where you’ll get to see inside a cool, mid-century modern townhome that was featured on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour. Ace will also give you the inside scoop on some of the best restaurants, boutiques, and more in Old Town Scottsdale and beyond. Wrap up your walk with cocktails at ZuZu; two are included with each tour and we recommend a classic martini or one of our seasonal creations.
Tours are available for groups from two to ten by appointment, and are roughly 2.5 hours. Reservations must be made in advance; at least seven days' notice is recommended. Call the concierge at 480.376.2600 to set up your tour.
READ ON FOR OUR FAVORITE MID-CENTURY SPOTS IN THE VALLEY
MID-CENTURY AROUND TOWN
With so much to see around Scottsdale and Phoenix, we encourage you to explore farther afield! Check out some of our favorite spots.
GOOD EATS, GREAT BUILDINGS
Uptown Plaza | a restored 1955 complex
Modern Manor | unique furniture finds
Antique Trove | affordable vintage goodies
Red Modern Furniture | high-end designs
Fashion by Robert Black | one-of-a-kind pieces
Vintage by Misty | colorful + eccentric fashions